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a pro. melissa: breaking news right now. the justice department announcing hsbc will pay a whopping $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe. o'connell charges be filed? adam shapiro in the news from following this story so closely and has more now. adam. >> we're all getting caught up in $1.9 billion historic fine, but not one person from hsbc will be prosecuted for what the assistant u.s. attorney general says was blatant and egregious violations of u.s. law. it is worse than that. they went on his hsbc work with governments to break the law, foreign governments with terrorists they threatened by their actions the lives of u.s. citizens. saying at one point, and this is a quote, he says i don't think anyone is alleging hsbc was the mastermind of many of these schemes. rather the compliance was so lax that it was allowed to happen. listen to what he said at the beginning of the conference about how hsbc helped governments rake the law. in his own words. >> on at least one occasion hsbc instructed a bank in iran how to format payment messages so that the transactions would not b
to the meltdown. also today, global banking giant hsbc agrees to a record payment $1.92 billion. yes, that's billion with a b to settle accusations of money laundering. check this out. a report by the senate banking committee found that hsbc in mexico shipped $7 billion in cash across the u.s. border. 7 billion bucks, no way there wasn't a bunch of drug money there. great guest here on this today, a man who told me at the commercial break likes to get to say, i told you so. neil barofsky, the head of hsbc here, his name is stuart gulliver. we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, goes on to say we have said we're profoundly sorry and we say so again. neil, is there any way these banking officials did not know they were dealing with drug money? >> look, you look at the scope and size of the conduct that is described in the settlement and just the number of the settlement of $2 billion. >> huge. >> the notion this wasn't something that was known on senior levels of the banks. at least they had plenty of reason to suspect that this was ongoing. and gulliver should be happy today. he ju
.9 billion, that's how much global banking giant hsbc is paying the united states government to resolve accusations of money laundering for mexican drug cartels and terror-linked groups in saudi arabia. business correspondent christine romans joins us now from new york, and it's a serious allegation here. >> it really is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the who
. and there are some major deals in the works this morning. overnight, hsbc confirmed a record $1.9 billion settlement with the u.s. in return, the british-based banking company won't be charged with money laundering. a criminal prosecution of europe's largest bank might destablize the global system. >>> that closes the books on the biggest bailout. the government's 16% stake is worth almost $8 billion. >> made a profit off of that deal. >>> thanks to the surge in online shopping, shipping services expecting a record-setting year. a record number of packages are in the fedex pipeline after its busiest shipping day ever. abc news got a special look inside its global hub in the city of memphis. by yesterday afternoon, more than 19 million packages had been shipped. 10% more than the busiest day last year. business is up. >> mind-boggling. >>> facebook and gmail seem to be all right this morning. but both services had brief outages. some users had problems with google calendar and documents for about an hour. there's no word from google about the cause. facebook said it changed a web address. that outage
was afraid to claim it next year because of the fiscal cliff and there might be higher taxes. >>> hsbc is about to pay up the biggest penalty ever imposed on the banks. mandy drury is here. mandy, the british banking giant going to pay a whopping $1.9 billion. what, they're making this money laundering probe go away? >> it's very interesting decision, actual ily, what came out of this, chris, because given the extent of evidence against hhbc, they are see ing there is the better of two evils. maybe you can call it a healthy compromise between a settlement and also a much harsher money laundering indictment. obviously this might hurt the bank's reputation but hopefully not a whole lot more than that because at the end of the day a harsher indictment would have sparked concerns that criminal charges could jeopardize what is one of the world's largest banks and therefore destabilize the global financial system. i guess you could call this maybe a case of has it become too big to indict. instead it just got the record $1.92 billion settlement. >> a big star is making a deal apparently with
will be finalized involving hsbc. the bank is settling a case brought by u.s. government and also authorities here in new york hsbc will pay $1.9 billion to settle accusations it illegally transferred money on behalf of sanctioned nations, including iran and help mexican drug cartels launder monday. >>> a florida woman has been found guilty of first degree murder for shooting a lottery winner in a plot to get his money. a jury in tampa convicted her of the 2009 murder of abraham shakespeare who had won $17 million. he was found buried in concrete in the backyard of her boyfriend. the judge called her cold, calculating, and cruel. >>> we now know the identity of the second lucky winner of that record powerball jackpot. matthew goode had tried to remain anonymous in claiming his share of the $587 million prize. yeah, that didn't happen. it was only a matter of time before his name was discovered. he is originally from pennsylvania, but moved to phoenix area last year. he took a one-time payout of $192 million, telling officials he was worried about paying higher taxes next year because of the fiscal
that the hsbc bank intentionally allowed prohibited transactions with iran, libya, sudan, and berm a, this is the u.s. department of justice that actually filed these felony criminal charges against the bank. it was widely expected precursor to a deferred prosecution agreement under which the bank would pay $1.9 billion to resolve money laundering charges. some background on a few of these countries designated state sponsors terrorism. >> this morning the number one story days this live action that is playing out in lansing, michigan. you see union supporters chanting an in the say the capitol, so reminiscent of what we saw in wisconsin as they battled the unions in their state. michigan has long been a very solid baston of union support and companies with all the union automakers having a presence there. this is a little bit of the sentiment being expressed by the union supporters on the ground there. >> how can you protect us was a union and protect our collective bargaining rights. it will erode what we worked very hard to achieve if it goes through. >> i'm all for right to work.
in the financial crisis. a slight profit is expected. >>> and hsbc is expected to pay the government $1.9 million to settle accusations that the bank helped launder money for mexican drug cartels and for officials in iran. >>> and take a look at this. massive fireball that you'll see there, streaking across the sky over houston. unfortunately, it was not a ufo. simply a meteor that people saw before dawn, driving. very unfortunate. it was so bright, a camera caught it 500 miles away. had it been a ufo, obviously, a life-changer. >>> and it was supposed to be the game of the year between new england and houston last night. wasn't even close. even when things didn't go as planned, as you see here, well, the patriots took advantage, fumbling into the end zone. why not? tom brady and the patriots steamrolling the houston, texans. the new daddy threw for four scores. and right now, there's no doubt about who the kings of the hill are in the nfl. >> josh, thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn to the brazen shooting in midday, midtown manhattan, just steps away from carnegie hall. a young man execut
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